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Types of Glaucoma Surgery and Costs in Illinois

Glaucoma is a very serious eye condition that is caused by pressure in the eye. When this pressure builds up, it can restrict blood flow to the eye thus causing degeneration of optic nerves. Over time, glaucoma will result in permanent loss of vision if it's not treated. Surgery for glaucoma is done with the goal of relieving the pressure and allowing proper blood flow to return to the eye. Relieving the pressure in the eye can also treat a lot of pain that patients may experience with this disease. Signs of glaucoma include halos around lights, poor vision in dim lights, blurred vision that comes and goes, and frequent headaches.

There are many different types of surgery for glaucoma. If you're interested in learning more about the types of glaucoma surgery and costs in Illinois, you should begin by talking to your doctor about the options that are right for you. Though the associated costs may certainly be of concern, you shouldn't choose a particular surgery just for the sake of your wallet. Each case is unique and you may be better suited for one procedure than another. Glaucoma surgery can either be done as laser surgery or conventional surgery. Laser surgery is less invasive and has a faster and more comfortable recovery.

With laser surgery for glaucoma, small holes are made in the eye with a focused beam of light. These relieve pressure and allow for better drainage. With conventional surgery, a hole must be cut into the eye. Both are outpatient procedures and do not require a hospital stay. With conventional surgery, the patient will not be able to drive, read, or do heavy lifting for several days. After laser surgery, the patient will need a ride home, but can otherwise resume normal activities very quickly. The cost of time off of work with glaucoma surgery is significantly less for patients who have laser surgery.

Glaucoma surgery can be performed in either a hospital or an ambulatory surgery center. As with any type of surgery, you'll be paying for the services of the surgeon as well as the facilities where the surgery is performed. Hospitals are more expensive than ambulatory surgery centers. In Illinois, the average cost for glaucoma surgery is $5,527 in a hospital setting or $1,434 in an ambulatory surgery center. Before scheduling this surgery, you should check with your insurance to make sure the surgeon and facility that you choose are covered by your plan. Insurance companies are typically able to get a lower rate than what individuals are charged themselves.

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Northwest Ophthalmology
1602 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Doctors For Visual Freedom
2010 S Arlington Heights Rd, Suite 121
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Fisher-Swale Eye Center
352 Brown Blvd.
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Bond Eye Associates
45 East Side Square
Canton, IL 61520
Gailey Eye Clinic
180 S. Main Street, 2D
Canton, IL 61520
Jackson Vision & Laser Center
2800 West Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Chicago Cornea Consultants
1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 928
Chicago, IL 60612
Family Eye Physicians
4459 North Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Macon County Eye Center
646 W. Pershing Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
Reiff Eye Center
1435 N. Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123
The Panton Eye Center
7740 W. North Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Eye Surgeons Associates
422 South State Street
Geneseo, IL 61254
300 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite L
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Mercy Center for Corrective Eye Surgery
5400 West Elm Street (RT 120)
McHenry, IL 60050
Spectrum Eye Institute
113 E. Jefferson St.
Morris, IL 60450
The Center for Surgery
475 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
Kovach Eye Institute
1960 Springbrook Square Drive
Naperville, IL 60564
Midwest Eye Professionals
7340 W. College Dr.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
North Suburban Vision Consultants
303 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Illinois Eye Center
8921 North Wood Sage Road
Peoria, IL 61615
International Eye Care Center
201 North Madison
Pittsfield, IL 62363
Kirk Eye Center
7427 Lake Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Virdi Eye Clinic
4600 30th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Malik Eye Institute
3865 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114
Myers Center for the Eye
4709 Golf Road
Skokie, IL (847) 328-2020
Hauser-Ross Eye Institute & Surgicenter
2240 Gateway Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178
The Eye Care Center of Lake County
6 E Philip Road Suite 1110
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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